Five AUT graduates talk about how their paths changed as they progressed through their tertiary study leading to productive stimulating careers that are quite different from their initial dreams and expectations.
When Mallik Gadipudi completed his MBA in Human Resources at AUT and took on a 2degrees customer care specialist role, his Dad back in India was perplexed and angry. Why was he going to work in a call centre after doing a postgraduate qualification?
Mallik didn’t see it that way. For him it was a strategic step needed to overcome a lack of experience in the New Zealand workplace. And it worked. Mallik is now national sales manager for KPL Distribution and has founded a music production company.
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You’ve got an interview. Amazing. Oh no, it’s online. You’ll be in a box, looking at people in boxes. What do you do? How do you engage? What if your internet fails?Don’t panic. You’re not alone. All job interviews for Auckland roles are being conducted remotely at the moment and this is likely to continue for some time yet. 7 recruiting managers give advice.
The desire to bring the fresh ideas and energy of interns and graduates into an organisation can sometimes be dulled by the time consuming and fraught experience of recruitment.
However that experience is turning into a very positive one for employers using AUT talenthub, a tailored on-campus recruitment service that offers a free and straightforward way for employers to access AUT students and graduates.
Looking for an internship or graduate role is a time consuming process as students juggle study and job search. It can be made even harder when you find you’re scrolling through heaps of jobs that are not targeting the graduate or internship market.
That experience became much easier for three AUT students who successfully landed great roles after signing up to AUT talenthub, an AUT recruitment service specifically for AUT students and new graduates.